Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

The strategies I use in order to prepare vary on the type of test but most of the time they are similar. In order to prepare for tests I use my resources. I take online test similar to the test I'm preparing for as well as using tutoring websites such as khan academy or college board. I also prepare with a group of friends or classmates and have study groups. Having a study group is very import and crucial to test preparations because of the emotions associated with it. Having good and fun memories will help with remembering. Having a fun study group requires you to use both hemispheres of your brain, the left and right. The right side of the brain is associated with emotion and creativity while the left side is associated with facts and information. Due to this having a fun study group creates memories which will help you when trying to remember something for an exam.

The day before an exam is crucial as well, the way you spend it can affect the way your exam goes. Try not to study the day before an exam because it can crowd your short term memory, interfering with your long term memory with last minute information. Also keeping yourself relaxed and making sure you get enough sleep so you won't be tired and drowsy the next day, not letting it affect your test taking skills.

Your breakfast can also affect the way you perform. Eating a breakfast that includes carbohydrates and proteins can improve your test taking. If you eat at least an hour before your exam, your glycemic levels will be normal during it. For the first 45 minutes, your sugar levels will be hyperglycemic then it will regulate and become normal while the taking the exam.

valery from California
High School Senior
Long Beach Polytechnic High School